Police said on their social media platforms that residents accosted the boy who was loitering in the area and accused him of working for Awawa Boys, a cult group.
But before they could lynch the boy, the patrol team got to the scene and rescued him.
On interrogation, he explained that he was on the street after fleeing home following a disagreement with his mother, the police said.
The patrol team handed him over to Iju Ishaga Police Station till his parents came for him.
The Nation reports that policemen in the state were also at Ojodu Berger, Ogba, Ikotun, Agege, Abule Egba and several other areas to assure them of their safety after robbery attacks or threats.
Residents of Beger on Monday evening raised the alarm that hoodlums were operating there.
They also claimed that the hoodlums sent a letter notifying them they will visit their neighbourahood, a development that forced landlords to hold emergency meetings.
There were also claims that robbers attempted to attack Gowon Estate in Egbeda and Ailegun Road, Bucknor Estate, Oke Afa also on Monday night. SHARE THIS NEWS USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇